Knott’s Scary Farm’s sister park Cedar Point has announced two new haunted attractions and a new show featuring Midnight Syndicate for HalloWeekends 2014! This year will mark the haunt’s 18th anniversary as it continues to uphold the terrorizing tradition of Halloween mazes and shows.
While we’ve already provided some in depth coverage on Knott’s Scary Farm (KSF), it wouldn’t be “fair” if we didn’t also provide info on its scary relatives across the country. Since joining the Cedar Fair family, the curse of Knott’s Halloween Haunt has spread across to the other parks in the Cedar Fair theme park chain, which includes Cedar Point, California’s Great America, Valleyfair, Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Dorney Park, and Carowinds.
Hexed – Hexed will be located inside a newly constructed building near GateKeeper’s gift shop. This maze will be “overrun by decrepit witches whose minions and spells have gone horribly awry.”
Tombstone Terror-tory – A new outdoor zone themed to a ghost-town (a la Knott’s) that will haunt the walkways of Frontier Town.
Eden Musee -This haunted house is a creepy throwback to the traditional wax museum that was once located along Cedar Point’s main midway in the 1960s and ’70s. Step inside this museum filled with wax figures from classic to creepy…and some have been known to come to life!
G.A. Boeckling’s Eerie Estate – This stately limestone mansion harbors deep, dark secrets, guarded by ancient inhabitants seeking revenge and looking for more permanent residents!
Eternity Infirmary – Patient’s can check in, but can’t check out! Stay away, or you may become their next patient – for ETERNITY!
Cut Throat Cove– Meet the motley crews of sunken ships, left deserted on this island. But mind yer steps – they’ve been waitin’ for rescue for over 100 years.
Maniacal, Mechanical Screamworks – Journey into science fiction past and future to explore a sinister, steamy subculture of a world that never was, but might have been.
CornStalkers – Scarecrows ready for the new harvest of flesh.
CarnEvil – The crazy clowns and lurking sideshow freaks are waiting to share their special brand of entertainment with you.
Blood on the Bayou – Lurking along the dark fetid waters of the bayou are mysteries too dangerous to explore, too twisted to explain.
Midnight Syndicate Live -When you’re looking for music for your haunt, whether you’re a home haunter, an independent professional, or a giant theme park, Midnight Syndicate is the go-to source. Midnight Syndicate is Halloween music. They have music for every theme, genre, and mood. If you’ve ever been in a haunt, there is a 99% chance you’ve heard a Midnight Syndicate song playing in the background. So it’s perfect that, after 17 years of composing recorded Halloween music, their first live performances will take place this Fall during HalloWeekends at Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio. Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows is described as a “multimedia horror-themed concert blending live music, theatre, and film,” and performances will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from September 12 through November 1.
Some of the haunts (among hundreds) that have featured music by Midnight Syndicate include Reign of Terror (CA), Terror Behind the Walls (PA), 13th Gate (LA), Parker House (TX), and all Six Flags Fright Fest locations. Last year, Midnight Syndicate unleashed “Monsters of Legend,” its 16th nationwide release
Interview sessions are being held each Sunday through August from 2-7 p.m. at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay for those interested in working at the HalloWeekends event.
HalloWeekends will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 12 through Nov. 2. Hours and ride availability vary.